Fat Graft

At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of North Shore, and throughout the United States, soft tissue fillers are one of the hottest and fastest growing minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Fat grafting uses liposuction to remove fat from an unwanted area, and then redistributes that fat to an area you would like to enhance. Fat grafting uses your naturally produced “filler”, which is easily harvested, for facial rejuvenation, buttock augmentation, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, and hand rejuvenation.

Dr. Hadaegh has extensive experience with fat grafting in all areas of the body. After performing this procedure for more than 15 years, his experienced hands allow you to achieve optimal cosmetic results.

Some patients choose to have other procedures in combination with their fat grafting. Common procedures to combine with fat grafting include breast lift, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck. Combination procedures, when performed, take full advantage of the recovery period and provide a more comprehensive makeover.

At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of North Shore, your safety and satisfaction are always our focus.

Fat Graft FAQ
Is Dr. Hadaegh a board certified physician?

Yes. Dr. Hadaegh is a board certified plastic surgeon. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Where will my surgery take place?

Fat grafting is performed at either Beverly Hospital or North Shore Medical Center, Salem, under general anesthesia. The procedure, itself, takes approximately 1-2 hours depending on your specific treatment plan.

What is recovery like after fat grafting surgery?

You will be sore with some swelling after surgery. Discomfort should begin subsiding after a few days, and swelling will gradually diminish over 4-6 weeks. Most patients return to work, driving, and normal basic daily activities within 1-2 weeks after surgery. Exercise and heavy lifting are restricted for about 4-6 weeks after fat grafting.

Will my consultation be with the surgeon?

Yes. All surgical consultations take place with Dr. Anoush Hadaegh. Dr. Hadaegh is a board certified plastic surgeon and will be able to answer all of your questions. Dr. Hadaegh will also perform your surgical procedure.

Am I required to have a consultation before booking surgery?

Yes. A consultation is required and essential to you getting all of the pertinent information you need. The consultation is a perfect format for you to get answers to all of your questions so that you can make informed choices. Your appointment will include a physical exam so that Dr. Hadaegh can best customize your treatment plan for you.

Is there a fee for my consultation?

Yes. There is a $150 consultation fee that is charged to you at the time you book your appointment. You will have a full hour with Dr. Hadaegh to discuss everything related to your procedure. Should you decide to move forward with fat grafting, the consultation fee will be applied as a credit to your total procedure balance.

Will insurance cover my fat graft procedure?

Typically, not unless the fat grafting is part of a breast reconstruction procedure after cancer treatment. Fat graft surgery is, otherwise, generally considered a cosmetic procedure and therefore not medically necessary. It’s best to check with your specific insurance company if you have additional questions about your coverage.

Can I finance my fat graft surgery?

Yes! Our patients often use Care Credit to finance their procedures. We also accept all major credit cards.